[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 21 (Wednesday, February 3, 2021)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02212]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0002]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of NACOSH membership appointments.
SUMMARY: On January 14, 2020, the Secretary of Labor appointed four
members to serve on NACOSH.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office
of Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999,
TTY (877-889-5627); email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For general information: Ms. Amy Agro Wangdahl, Director, OSHA
Office of Maritime and Agriculture, Directorate of Standards and
Guidance, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-2066, TTY (877-
889-5627); email email@example.com.
For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of
this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other
relevant information, are also available at OSHA's web page at
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with and make
recommendations to the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health
and Human Services (HHS) on matters relating to the administration of
the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee of indefinite
NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee
(FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part
102-3), and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part 1912a).
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: Four public representatives, two
management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational
safety professional representatives, and two occupational health
professional representatives (29 CFR 1912a.2). The Secretary of Labor
appoints all of these members. However, the Secretary of HHS designates
four of the representatives: Two of the four public representatives and
the two occupational health professional representatives. The terms of
six NACOSH of the twelve members expired on July 31, 2020, and the
remaining six NACOSH members' terms will expire on July 31, 2021.
On February 26, 2020, OSHA published a request for nominations for
the six NACOSH positions that would expire on July 31, 2020.
Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for:
Two public representatives (one to be designated by the
Secretary of HHS);
One management representative;
One labor representative;
One occupational safety professional representative; and
One occupational health professional representative (to be
designated by the Secretary of HHS).
After the nomination period closed, OSHA provided HHS with all
nominations and supporting materials for the two vacancies in the
membership categories which the Secretary of HHS designates. HHS has
indicated that the Secretary of HHS will designate two NACOSH members
to fill the vacant positions at a later date. In the meantime, the
Secretary of Labor proceeded with the appointment of individuals to the
remaining four positions.
NACOSH members serve staggered terms, unless the member becomes
unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is
removed by the Secretary. Accordingly, the Secretary has appointed four
members to a two-year term. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires,
the Secretary may appoint a new member who represents the same interest
as the predecessor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The
Committee must meet at least two times a year (29 U.S.C. 656(a)(2)).
II. Appointment of Committee Members
OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in
response to the agency's request for nominations (85 FR 11111, February
26, 2020). The Secretary appointed NACOSH members on the basis of their
experience and competence in the field of occupational safety and
health (29 CFR 1912a.2). The newly appointed NACOSH members are:
Leanne Cobb, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners
Rebecca Reindel, AFL-CIO
Amy K. Harper, National Safety Council
Kathleen Dobson, Alberici Constructors, Inc.
Authority and Signature
Amanda L. Edens, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
under the authority granted by 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29 U.S.C. 656; 29 CFR
part 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-
2020 (85 FR 58393, September 18, 2020).
Signed at Washington, DC, on January 28, 2021.
Amanda L. Edens,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-02212 Filed 2-2-21; 8:45 am]
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